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VOL 31, NO 1 SEPT 2016

Beyond the Hashtag → By Joel Lau (‘18)


Cover Graphic By Kayci Kumashiro (‘17)

EAGLE EYE Hawaii Baptist Academy 2429 Pali Highway Honolulu, Hawaii 96817



When was the last time you read the newspaper or browsed the articles on CNN or The New York Times? For many of us, this may be a rare occurrence. According to a study by the Pew Research Center, the majority of teenagers today don’t keep up with traditional news sources like television, print, or news websites. Instead, we get much of our daily fill from the trending tab on social media. This type of news is convenient and can be very useful as a quick refresher of current events around the world. However, as convenient as social media may be, it should not become the mold that shapes what we believe and value. Now I’m not criticizing social media. Used correctly, apps like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat do an excellent job at providing an accessible and easy platform for people to express their opinions and share information. But the format of social media does not always do justice to complex issues. Social media is designed to be short and concise. The 140 character limit on Twitter and Snapchat’s ten second video limit are examples of the snapshot style that has become the strength of social media platforms. They are meant to provide fast updates that can be viewed on a break or between classes. However, depending on these short blurbs of text to guide our views on political and social issues is a terrible mistake. How often do we jump on the bandwagon the moment we see a negative post about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Republican or Democrat? How ready are we to lay blame and pick sides because of one tweet? Important issues like race, gender, religion, and violence warrant a more thorough reflection than a mere ten second glance at a screen. Our stances on these topics will not only affect how we think, but also the direction our lives will take. If the teenagers today let others dictate their thoughts and decide for them what is right and wrong, then they will be caught unaware when the time comes for them to be the leaders of tomorrow. It is therefore imperative that we dig deeper and develop for ourselves our own positions on political and social issues. Rather than depend on a tweet or post to describe a complicated situation, check out the problem on a news app. It will display the bigger picture so that you can have an informed view of things. Take time to sit down with Continued on Next Page your parents, your teachers, your mentor, and talk with

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Not Your Typical Art Class → By Kayci Kumashiro (‘17)


Perched high above the school grounds in the D building, an artist’s oasis awaits. Various art classes, ranging from basic to advanced courses, have made room D301 their home. One class in particular is Advanced Mixed Media. Advanced Mixed Media is a fairly new class at HBA. Unlike traditional art classes, Advanced Mixed Media encourages students to look beyond pencils and paints to create art using a variety of materials

EAGLE EYE TEAM CO-EDITORS Kayci Kumashiro (‘17) Joel Lau (‘18) STAFF Jarin Ashimine (‘20) Aimee Clark (‘17) Renee’ Galolo (‘17) Jarred Hee (‘17) Kaycee Nakashima (‘20) Brant Yamamoto (‘18)

“ I get to use other forms of media to make art.”

Advanced Mixed Media students use their iPads to film their stopmotion video project. The project took the students three weeks to complete. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN SU (‘17)

them about what you believe. When you encounter someone with opinions that you disagree with, acknowledge the fact that you are not infallible and may have gotten some aspects wrong. If you close your mind to the views of others, you may be missing out on other important points of view. And most important of all, don’t BEYOND THE HASHTAG from Page 1

procrastinate under the assumption that it doesn’t matter and that you can wait. For many of us, a few short years or months are all that is left before we leave the shelter of being teenagers. If we have not established a firm foundation of beliefs for ourselves to live by, we will be sorely unprepared to shoulder the responsibilities of adulthood and life.


and techniques. This class, a continuation of Basic Mixed Media, is a year long course that runs every other year. Advanced Mixed Media Adviser teacher Juri Yamashita started Eunice Sim the course three years ago after being inspired by one of her student’s use of unconventional materials in his work. “It’s something that not all schools have where kids can just pick up all kinds of materials and create something fantastic from it,” stated Yamashita. “So after I had that student, I thought I want to make a class like that where people can play around with different materials and just make really cool stuff.” From plastic sculptures to encaustic or hot wax painting, this course offers a range of projects. Each assignment is designed to explore a different medium and challenge students to come up with original ideas. Senior Kylie Tamaki said, “I like that it’s not just drawing the whole time, but I get to use other forms of media to make art, which is something I Senior Kylie Tamaki haven’t tried before.” Students are also expected to analyze their art, demonstrate specific skills they learned, and explain the message they are trying to convey. Junior Katie Chu said, “My biggest challenge is being able to think outside of the box. I’m not really an imaginative or creative person, but Advanced Mixed Media definitely challenges my mind to stray away from simple ideas.” In addition to learning new techniques, students also learn about what makes something art. For their Continued on Page 6 first project, each student chose a

Reality Check: College Life


→ By Jarred Hee (‘17)


Wild parties, cheap meals, ditch days, and freedom. This is college...or is it? With HBA in the rearview, these graduates share what their first year of college was like, how HBA impacted them, and debunk some of the biggest myths about college.

(Left) Jaryd Sugihara (‘15) stands in the Attallah Piazza, the center of Chapman Univeristy, where students can study, relax, and socialize with each other. (Right) Amelia Mckenzie (‘15), Deanna Sanekane (‘15), and Maria Palalay (‘15) explore Pike Place Market in Seattle.

The first year of college is a new beginning and a roller coaster of emotions. Alumna Kara Marushige (‘15) who currently attends Stonybrook University in New York, described her first day at college this way: “The night before, I was brimming with confidence and excitement. The morning of, I was filled with anxiety and sadness. When I got to class, I felt oddly at ease but still completely lost.” The normal routine of seeing friends and teachers around HBA can easily be taken for granted until students face a completely different lifestyle in college, filled with numerous unknowns and blind hope for a great experience. As a college preparatory school, HBA strives to prepare its students for life beyond high school. Students who currently attend HBA are told by staff and counselors alike that they will be better equipped for college after graduation. Currently a student at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, alumna Danielle Woo (‘15) is grateful for the academic rigor of HBA’s courses. “HBA prepared me very well academically. I feel I am more familiar with the topics covered in my classes because they were at least briefed [on] while I was in high school. HBA definitely gives you a bit of a head start,” she said. On a scale of 1-10, Alexander Camerino (‘14), who also attends the University of Hawaii, Manoa, said, “I score HBA with a 7 because there are certain subjects in HBA that helped me accelerate in college faster and then some subjects I could not benefit from.” However, many graduates agree that high school can only prepare students for so much and many lessons will have to be learned first-

hand. “Personally, being able to create my own schedule and have self-motivation to work hard was the hardest challenge of all. With the immense amount of freedom you receive from college, the temptations will whisper in your ear constantly. Willpower and responsibility are your greatest asset,” said Camerino. Woo had a very similar opinion, saying “My biggest challenge was probably my first semester. I had so much free time and freedom, it was easy to take advantage of. You have to learn how to organize your time management properly. I also had some problems with staying home for school since it wasn’t my first choice. I would look at my friends having a blast at their mainland colleges and feel like I was missing out. I’ve learned to get over it, especially because your peers will get over the hype eventually, too.” There’s also the challenge of leaving people behind, something that many graduates initially struggled with but found ways to handle. Alumni Jaryd Sugihara (‘15), who is attending Chapman University in California, shared his thoughts, saying, “After years of going to the same classes, participating in sports, going to athletic events, coming together during spirit week, and hanging out outside of school, it was hard to leave a lot friends. At times, I did miss the comfort and security of home. The solution to this was to keep in touch with friends and family with text conversations and Skype calls. In college, I don’t think it’s wrong to spontaneously text a high school friend to say you miss them.” But once students are settled into college there is a lot to be done

and experienced. Amelia Mckenzie (‘15), who attends Seattle University, said, “My best memory of freshman year is waking up at 7 a.m. to get to my 7:45 a.m. class on dreams, which I was required to attend. It was literally a class on dreams. It wasn’t even philosophical, and our homework was to keep a dream journal.” Woo added, “I truly enjoyed all the food that was available to us. It’s probably my favorite thing about UH.” Aside from the hustle and bustle of college, there are numerous myths associated with college life that many student are curious about. Camerino dished on the “Freshman 15 myth” saying that it will only happen to students if they live on “the ramen dinners and junk food

diet.” He suggested, “There are plenty of ways to eat healthy on campus. Exercising at your school’s gym will help you immensely with that. If you have the excuse of no money to buy groceries, look into on-campus jobs.” Sugihara shared his opinion on strenuous curriculum saying, “In the long run, the harder classes will be worth it. While it’s not necessary to take all high level classes in areas not pertinent to your declared major, take difficult classes in areas that will benefit your overall college career or classes that may offer experience for a future job. A high grade in a less difficult class does not look as good as a relatively low grade in a more difficult class. Job seekers want to see a student who challenges himself/herself.” Woo

Kara Marushige (‘15) poses in her dorm at Stonybrook University in New York, where she said she has enjoyed the freedom of college and has had “an incredible first year.”

2016-17 High School Club Listing Art Club Cartoon Club Comic Club Chess Club Chinese Club Cooking Club (open to juniors and seniors only) Creative Writing Club Environmental and Gardening Club Experiments Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes Filipino Club

Film Club Games Club History/Quiz Bowl Interact Club Investment Club Japanese Club Karaoke Club Maker’s Club Math League Ministry Team Mock Trial Model UN

National Honor Society Photography Club Robotics Club Science Bowl Science Olympiad Shakespeare Club Spanish Worship Club Spochan TV Club


also addressed the myth about roommates saying, “It is true that your roommate and you will fight. It’s not true that they’ll be the worst part of college.” With freshman year behind them, these HBA graduates have some words of advice. Woo said, “Hang in there and don’t sweat the small stuff. High school will seem like such a distant memory once you graduate, so it’s important to make the most of the time you have by focusing on the positive. Everyone feels lost at some point or another in this transition process, and that’s totally normal. Also, don’t worry about not getting in to a certain college— it’s not a reflection of you as a person. Strive to do your best at whatever school you decide to attend!” Sugihara gave his thoughts on connecting by saying, “My advice to current seniors would be to connect with their teachers or teachers they appreciate. From my experience, HBA teachers, especially ones who move up with the same class for years as an advisor, very clearly care for the students, not strictly in a conventional student-teacher relationship but more so as parental figures. It’s a unique type of relationship because while they can be like parental figures, they’re not your parents, and they’re not like your classmates.” Lastly, Marushige gave a short and sweet yet helpful tip saying, “Don’t forget to listen to yourself because ultimately you are the most important person in control of the next few years of your life.”

Sore Now Soar Later SPORTS


→ By Brant Yamamoto (‘18)

“Remember: No matter how hard it gets during a race or even practice, you are not alone. Your cross country family is out there, feeling the pain and running their hearts out too.” Senior varsity runner Kyara Bunch

As summer turns into fall, Cross Country at HBA begins another season. This season will be the last for some long time runners, including those who have been with the team since their seventh grade year. Comprised of both middle and high schoolers, this year’s team has well over a 100 runners and is one of the biggest HBA sports. Last year, the boys varsity team won second at States, and in 2012, HBA won its first Division II state title. Senior Chase Higa, who has been running since seventh grade, is hopeful to win another state title in his last season. “My one goal is to hopefully bring back a bigger tiki [trophy] to HBA,” he said. Senior April Laxamana, who has also been on the team since seventh grade, agrees with Higa but has other goals too. “I really want to win States,” she said, “but I also want to make new relationships and friends with the younger girls. Cross Country is life. I never thought this team would end up being my family. ” For many like Davis Tsuha, the journey from seventh grade to a senior year has changed them. He said, “I have much more experience. I learned to manage my time better and to work hard. Also I have come to truly respect this sport, my teammates, and the relationships and memories I have made.” The seniors also gave tips for new runners or those hoping to join. “Do your best,” Tsuha said. “Try this sport and stick with it because you’ll be surprised where it takes you.” Senior Kyara Bunch added, “Remember: No matter how hard it gets during a race or even practice, you are not alone. Your cross country family is out there, feeling the pain and running their hearts out too.” As they look back on their Cross Country experience, the seniors are quick to remember some favorite moments that they have shared with their teammates. “My favorite moment was when Maclain Oishi, who hated fruit, ate grapes and looked like he was gonna cry,” said senior Shalev Eckert. Laxamana said, “I think my favorite memory was when Zachary Fujita ran, fell, flipped, and still ended up on his feet running.” Freshmen Kiley Blank is one of the many new runners this year. She said, “I decided to run because the runners told me about it and they enjoyed running. And I wanted to do extracurricular activities after school.” Another new runner, fellow freshmen Yzarra Viadurri, joined because of what she had heard from friends. She said, “I decided to run because my friend did Cross Country in eighth grade and it sounded really fun.” This year, there are over 30 new runners on the team. The coaching staff is seeing a change this year. Coach Derek Coryell will be taking

HBA runners compete at the first meet of the season at Kamehameha School-Kapalama on September 10. (Facing page) Varsity boys begin their three-milie race. (Above, left to right) Kacie Kwan (‘20), Caetlin Dias (‘22), Mari Monico (‘21), Michael Garces (‘20), and Skyler Kimura (‘17). PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANT YAMAMOTO (‘18)

contemporary artist to study and presented their analysis of the artist's work to the class. They looked at the materials of the artists’ choice as well as the aesthetic value of their work. The result was an array of styles and varying definitions of art. For their next project, the class is working on a stop motion video. As a group, the students are creating a cast of unique characters out of paper or modeling clay and incrementally moving them while taking a series of photos. When played consecutively, the photos will generate an illusion of movement. “The challenge is just trying to replicate the idea you have in your mind,” said senior Nick Kanno. “Our minds can think of so many complex ideas, but it’s what we actually create that counts.” Rising above the concrete structures of the HBA campus, Advanced Mixed Media class gives students the opportunity to find their own voice and direction through art and portray meaning in their work. Advanced Mixed Media originates new ideas and unique designs straight from the minds of its students.

program that meant so much to me in high school and ultimately use what I know to the best of my abilities to give glory to God.” On Saturday, September 10, the team’s first official meet was held at Kamehameha School-Kapalama’s hilly campus. Eighth grader Christian Kuwaye placed first in the intermediate two-mile race. Fellow eighth grader, Johanna Seng, placed third in the girls intermediate race. Freshman Michael Garces placed tenth in the JV three-mile race, while freshman Kacie Kwan placed third in the JV girl race. HBA Boys Varsity team placed second overall beating seven other schools.

MIXED MEDIA from Page 2

Senior Kayci Kumashiro created a porcupine character using modeling clay for her stop motion film titled “You Got a Friend in Me.” PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN SU ('17)


over from Ross Mukai as the girls team coach. Coryell elaborated on his goals for the team saying, “One of my goals is to develop an identity as a team that every runner feels proud of and part of, regardless of age or level. That identity has two key parts: family and character. We really do take care of each other and, although we may run different distances or finish at different times, nobody ever gets left behind.” This year will be Aaron Kondo’s fourth year as the high school boys team coach. He said, “My hope for this season and for every season is that we also have a team that loves each other and loves what they do. I want to continue building on the culture of hard work that teams in past years have set up. I coach because I want to give back to a


2016 FAVORITES → By Aimee Clark (‘17)


Pokemon Go! Pokemon Go is an addicting app that I frequently waste my life on, consuming both my battery life and real life. After I’ve finished watching everyone’s Snapchat stories and scrolled through my Instagram feed, I cure my boredom by searching for Pidgeys and Caterpies. The amount of exercise I get trying to hatch my eggs and catch Pokemon make playing the game totally worth it.

Dad hats Flat brims and snapbacks are no longer trendy. The dad hat, a cotton or canvas material cap with a curved brim is the “new” thing. This trend, however, is not new, but it has just come back into style over the past few years. It’s good for covering up bed-head or a haircut gone wrong. Popular hats feature sports logos (like the New York Yankees), small images, phrases, or pop culture references.

All-White Shoes

Distressed jeans To many people, distressed jeans have always been stylish. However, it has only recently become popular with the youth. At this past Met Gala, Kanye West wore a pair of $895 Fear of God distressed denim jeans. In this day and age, more people are willing to buy pants that come cut up, but many are also distressing jeans themselves to save some money.

Adidas For awhile now, Adidas has been trending all over the Internet and is now a ubiquitous accessory. The recognizable trefoil logo can be seen on celebrities, “common folk”, and even babies. Because of celebrity collaborations and endorsements, the brand has gained even more traction with young people. Track pants, jackets, windbreakers, t-shirts, shoes and more are being worn at home, in public, and even to formal events. Adidas is now seen as more than just an athletic wear brand.


Sorry Vans, Converse, and Puma, the most popular shoe brands today are Nike and Adidas. With the rise of sporty fashion, sneakers, especially all-white ones, have gained popularity this past year. All-white sneakers stand out with dark colored outfits and can be easily matched with anything. Although all-white varieties have existed since the beginning of time, many brands are relaunching their sneakers and adding allwhite color-ways.


In a Galaxy, Not So Far Away...


→ By Jarin Ashimine (‘20)

Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects in the universe. Some of these objects­—stars, planets, moons and galaxies—are familiar to most of us. Then there are things such as supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, cosmic microwave background radiation and dark energy. While astronomy can sound very complicated, becoming an astronomer can be as simple as going outside in your backyard at night to gaze at the stars above. There are apps you can get on your smartphone to help you identify what you’re seeing, or you can consult a star atlas.

During the HBA star parties, students get to learn from the HAS about celestial objects through talks and hands-on activities where students break into small groups and rotate between stations. The stations include a question and answer session with an expert astronomer and telescopes for students to spot different objects in the sky with the help of HAS astronomers. Yasutomi added, “Then afterwards, everybody gets ice cream!” There are many opportunities to discover astronomy whether it’s by yourself at home, going to a school star party or visiting the star parties hosted by the Hawaiian Astronomical Society. Becoming an astronomer is easy, and it can lead to a new adventure in life. (Facing page) Taken on an iPhone through the eyepiece of a telescope, this picture shows a waxing moon on a clear night. (Above) Using long exposure photography, star gazers at Dillingham Airfield can capture the Milky Way in the night sky. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JARIN ASHIMINE (‘20)


Places far away from city lights are the best for viewing the night sky. The Hawaiian Astronomical Society (HAS) goes to the Dillingham Airfield on the north shore where, on a good night, the outskirts of our Milky Way Galaxy can be seen. The HAS is made up of amateur astronomers and hosts star parties twice a month. April Lew, the treasurer of the HAS, only became interested in astronomy as an adult. “I got interested in astronomy when I was walking around Kahala one night and I saw the telescopes at Kahala Community Park.” Lew had run into the HAS during one of their star parties. Since then, she’s been a regular participant at their meetings. E l e m e n t a r y teacher Gretchen West, another club member, has spent over 20 years pursuing her love for astronomy. She said, “Astronomy is so

interesting to me because it’s a challenge to find all the different objects in the sky. It gets me out of the house and I have made lots of friends over the years by becoming an astronomer. In all, I like the idea of just looking out into the universe and knowing how small I really am.” Barry Peckham is considered one of most knowledgeable astronomers in the club. In addition to stargazing, Peckham The Hawaiian Astronomical Society meets at the also made telescopes for 20 Dillingham Airfield for their monthly star party. years. “My first telescope was PHOTOGRAPHY BY JARIN ASHIMINE (‘20) a four-incher that looked like a red tomato and it was called an Washington, got interested in astronomy while astroscan,” he said. “It was a round ball with a soaking in a hot tub. “Believe it or not,” she little tube sticking out and it was my first scope. explained, “we used to gaze at the sky every I took it to the Big Island and it could fit right night while sitting in our hot tub. Through the underneath the seat on the plane. I found 20 year, the constellations would change and Messier objects in one weekend but I knew I I always wondered what I was looking at. I needed a bigger scope so I bought a 10-inch.” discovered an app on my phone that mirrored Messier objects are deep sky objects—including the sky which provided names and information star clusters, nebula and galaxies—that were related to the objects. I wanted to know and catalogued by French astronomer Charles see more, so I joined the local astronomy club Messier. and bought my first telescope. I’ve been hooked Peckham added, “The most memorable thing ever since-taking classes and reading as much I’ve seen happened when I was watching the about astronomy as I can.” moon on a random night. A satellite passed Here at HBA, eighth graders get an introduction right across it for about three seconds [and] to astronomy through the star parties organized in that three seconds you could see the shape by Science teacher Jordan Yasutomi. He said, of all the solar panels. It was so detailed and “It is important to learn about astronomy it was a one in a lifetime experience because because studying God’s creation and science I was there at the right time and moment to is an act of worship. When you study science, see it. It just wowed me.” you are studying God’s creation, and it shows Cindy Fenick, an astronomer from Spokane you how big and powerful God is.”

Eagles’ Perspectives on Politics → By Renee’ Galolo (‘17)



With presidential, state house and senate elections looming over the state of Hawaii, HBA students and faculty remain poised for the latest poll results and scandals surrounding candidates. Senior Micah Abe recently turned eighteen and joined the small population of HBA students who are old enough to vote. As a registered voter, he most recently participated in the Hawaii primary elections, which ended in a runoff between mayoral candidates Charles Djou and Kirk Caldwell. Abe believes voting is an important responsibility for US citizens and keeps the saying, “If you don’t vote, you can’t complain” in mind when debating whether his vote matters. Unlike Abe, most HBA students aren’t old enough to vote, which can be a factor that can influence students’ motivation to be politically aware. Freshman Kassidy Trang believes that being ineligible to vote limits her ability to be politically involved. “I don’t have a say in what’s going on,” she said, “because we’re too young to vote, all we can do is pay attention. I feel like since I can’t vote, I can’t really change anything.” Despite being ineligible to vote, however, sophomore Courtney Lee says she understands the importance of being politically informed. “You have to know what’s going on with the world and our relationships with other countries,” she said. Lee sees politics being more influential later on in her life when, for example, “[she’s] going to be taxed.” Both Lee and Trang shared their concerns about the current state of US politics on both the national and state scale. Trang noticed that this year’s candidates tend to focus “less on what they could do for [people] and more about trashing each other.” Similarly, Lee questioned the candidates’

behavior saying, “Do they even have respect for each other anymore?” The cynicism surrounding the current election raises the question of whether or not students should make an effort to be politically aware. Science teacher Claire Mitchell shared her view of politics as a high schooler. “In high school and college, my family was really politically involved and passionate. They had political conversations all the time, and politics was never my thing. It seemed silly, childish and overwhelming, so I really [wasn’t interested] until fairly recently,” she said. Having a job and a family led Mitchell to see how “politics and government have more of a direct impact on [her] life.” Abe, Lee, and Trang reflected on their classmates’ attitudes toward US politics. Abe predicted, “Most of my friends are more kept up with school and trying to get into college, and most likely, [politics] is at the back of their mind.” Trang also revealed that her classmates aren’t concerned politically for different reasons. She said, “I think some of [my friends] care. They don’t care as much as adults do because they can’t do anything.” Lee shared that her classmates and herself are still learning the specifics of the US political atmosphere. “Since we’re taking US history now,” she said, “we know [more] about what’s going on.” Mitchell said “different issues [including] … sciences and climate change” and “decisions made regarding those issues” are important to her. Aside from becoming a politician, Mitchell believes the best way to incite change is “to vote for people that have [the] same priorities” as she does. According to the “Teen Presidential Election Survey” conducted by Fuse, about 66% of teens said they would vote in this year’s election if they were eligible. The survey also found that 22% of teens identify with the Republican party while 37% consider themselves Democratic. Fuse, a marketing agency that specializes in ads directed towards youth, young adults, and millennials, conducted the survey earlier this past March. The survey measured the responses of 21 million teens between the ages of thirteen and seventeen. This year, the State of Hawaii's general election is slated for November 8, where voters will select federal, state, county, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs candidates, as well as Constitutional and Charter Amendments. Voters will also select their candidates for the office of the President and Vice President. (L-R) Chad Abarbanel (Democrat), Courtney Lee (undecided) and senior Karly Tom (Republican) find themelves on different points on a spectrum of views on US politics.

SPIKE NITE TEAMS JUNIOR VA R S I T Y 1 BACK Ashley Oshiro Courtney Arume Nicole Tommee Kaylee Fuerte Kalena Montgomery Jasci Ligsay FRONT Kristin Moniz Riyana Werny Marissa Uehara Taylor Eleola Kiana Oka


JUNIOR VA R S I T Y 2 BACK Ciyanna Davis Sasha Phillip Jaylynn Choi Cydni Yoshida Jordyn Kobayashi Alexia Sanchez Aloha Mussell FRONT Quinn Kono Kathryn Harada Amber Palama Piper Rabang Tyra Hayashi Kylee Sumida

VA R S I T Y 13

“The most memorable thing that I have experienced playing volleyball at HBA was winning the D2 state title as a freshman.” “I would like to dedicate this game to my family and friends.”

NAIYA FUJIKAWA Sophomore • Libero/DS • 5’ 3”

“My most memorable moments in volleyball have to do with creating friendships and getting close to teammates.” “I dedicate this game to my family and friends.”

HANA JARDON Junior • Middle • 5’ 7”

“The most memorable thing I have experienced while playing at HBA was winning states last year.” “I dedicate this game to my family and friends.”

KALLIE LANGFORD Junior • Outside • 5’ 8”

“My most memorable moment is when, after multiple extended tryouts, I sprained my ankle on the first day of practice.” “I would like to dedicate this game to my mom who has always been there to support me and provide comfort in times of need.”

KATELYN NAKAGAWA Junior • 5’ 2” “My most memorable moment in volleyball was playing Pterodactyl before games and after practice to get a good laugh.” “I dedicate this Spike Nite game to my family because they support me and the table fam because they ‘lit.’ Also, to my beach besties who charge large.”

MAYA NAKASONE Sophomore • DS • 5’ 3” “The most memorable thing I have experienced as an HBA volleyball player was getting a block that went straight down instead of up or sideways.” “I would like to dedicate this Spike Nite to my parents because they have always supported me when I do any sport.”

KA‘IMI DUNCKLEE Freshman • Middle • 5’ 9”

“The most memorable thing for me was winning the D2 State Championship last year.”

“My most memorable moment happened in freshman year. We were making posters for senior night, and I made the ugliest poster in the world. But it’s okay ‘cause it’s the thought that counts. LOL.”

“I dedicate this game to my family. I’m so thankful for you three goons! Thanks for being just as crazy as me, you’re the best! I love you guys!”

“I would like to dedicate this game to Feleesh. Thanks for always pushing me to be my best and for all the love, support, and boba.”

BRIENNA NISHIMURA Sophomore • OH • 5’ 6”

ALLY WADA Junior • Setter • 5’ 7”

“The most memorable thing that I experienced as a volleyball player was winning States last year.” “My most memorable moment is winning states.

“I dedicate this game to my parents and all the coaches and people who helped me get where I am today, whether it be here at HBA or SAS.”

BRITNEY O’DONNELL Junior • Middle • 5’ 10”

“I would like to dedicate this game to my dad.”

KAILEY YOUNG Senior • Libero • 5’ 3” 14

“My most memorable moments are bonding together on and off the court and learning something new from my teammates.”

“My memorable moment was winning ILH & State Championships last year.”

“ I would like to dedicate this game to my dad for always supporting me and training with me to become a better volleyball player each time I step on the court.”

CAMERON HEMA Sophomore • Middle • 5’ 7”

“I would like to dedicate this game to my mom, my dad, my sister, my grandpa, & my grannee. I love you guys.”

KERI “NANEA” LUM Senior • OH • 5’ 8”

“Getting to work with my previous HBA teams was the most memorable. I like how we work together and play as a team.” “I want to dedicate this game to my entire family. They are my greatest supporters and I love them for that. Hi Marissie!”

RACHEL NAKATA Freshman • Setter/DS • 5’ 3”

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie → By Kaycee Nakashima (‘20)

Although autumn is here, it can still get extremely hot and humid in Hawaii. If you want a cold drink but have no money in your wallet, or are too far away from the nearest Starbucks, here is a quick and easy recipe for a strawberry lemonade smoothie. We hope it’ll refresh your body as it chases the mugginess away. INGREDIENTS 1 cup lemonade 7 strawberries (tops cut off and halved) 8 ice cubes ½ tbsp honey DIRECTIONS In a blender, add one cup of lemonade. Add strawberries and ice cubes, along with the honey. Blend the four ingredients for about 30 seconds or until smooth. You may have to add more ice cubes depending on the consistency of the smoothie you’re going for. Pour it into a cup and enjoy! Optional: If you don’t want to drink it as a smoothie, you can pour it into a cup and freeze it for about 8 hours and eat it as an ice cake. NOTES It took me roughly five minutes to make my smoothie using this recipe. Depending on how tart you want the smoothie to be, you can either use more or less of the honey. For something made in five minutes, this is a great recipe. It was quick, easy, and satisfying. I would most definitely make it again.


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2016 September Eagle Eye Spike Nite Edition  

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The student news magazine of Hawaii Baptist Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visit us at and follow us on Instagram @hbaeagleeye